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Richland County Council

RICHLAND COUNTY

COUNTY COUNCIL AGENDA

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 18, 2020

6:00 PM

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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Yvonne McBride District 3

2016-2020

Paul Livingston District 4

2018-2022

Allison Terracio District 5

2018-2022

Joe Walker, III District 6

2018-2022

Gwendolyn Kennedy District 7

2016-2020

Jim Manning District 8

2016-2020

Calvin Chip Jackson District 9

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2016-2020

Dalhi Myers District 10

2016-2020

Chakisse Newton District 11

2018-2022

RICHLAND COUNTY COUNCIL 2020

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Bill Malinowski District 1

2018-2022

Joyce Dickerson District 2

2016-2020Blythewood

Irmo

Arcadia Lakes

Forest Acres Columbia

Hopkins Eastover

Gadsden

Ballentine Dentsville

Dutch Fork

Horrell Hill

St. Andrews

White Rock

Pontiac

Richland County Council

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Regular Session February 18, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Council Chambers 2020 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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The Honorable Paul Livingston, Chair Richland County Council

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The Honorable Joyce Dickerson

The Honorable Joyce Dickerson

The Honorable Paul Livingston

The Honorable Paul Livingston

Larry Smith, County Attorney

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The Honorable Paul Livingston

The Honorable Paul Livingston

1. CALL TO ORDER

a. ROLL CALL

2. INVOCATION

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a. Special Called Meeting: February 11, 2020 [PAGES 8-14]

5. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

6. REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS

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a. Richland County vs. SC Dept. of Revenue Update

b. Labor Licensing Regulation (LLR) Request

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7. CITIZEN'S INPUT

a. For Items on the Agenda Not Requiring a Public Hearing

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8. CITIZENS' INPUT

a. Must Pertain to Richland County Matters Not on the Agenda

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(Items for which a public hearing is required or a public hearing has been scheduled cannot be addressed at time.)

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Leonardo Brown, County Administrator

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Kimberly Williams-Roberts, Clerk to Council

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The Honorable Paul Livingston

The Honorable Paul Livingston

9. REPORT OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

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a. Fairfield County's Proposed Wastewater Treatment Facility

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10. REPORT OF THE CLERK OF COUNCIL

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11. REPORT OF THE CHAIR

a. Recognition of Clerk to Council: Completion of Clerk to Council Certification Program

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12. APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS

a. 19-042MA Lenny Williams OI to RS-MD (.4 Acres) 1221 Inland Drive TMS R06015-01-15 [THIRD READING] [PAGES 15-16]

b. 19-043MA Odell Flemming RU to LI (2 Acres) 13081 Garners Ferry Road TMS R39400-02-02 [THIRD READING] [PAGES 17-18]

Tagged Passions:streets, Public Transit, ferry, and FERRY

13. THIRD READING ITEMS

a. Authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the I-77 Corridor Regional Industrial Park jointly developed with Fairfield County to include

certain property located in Richland County; the execution and delivery of a public infrastructure credit agreement to provide for public infrastructure credits to Huger Hospitality, LLC (formerly known under a code name as Project Kline); and other related matters [PAGES 19-42]
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14. SECOND READING ITEMS

a. Authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the I-77 Corridor Regional Industrial Park jointly developed with Fairfield County to include

certain property located in Richland County; the execution and delivery of an infrastructure credit agreement to provide for
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The Honorable Paul Livingston

The Honorable Paul Livingston

The Honorable Paul Livingston

infrastructure credits to Project Marion; and other related matters [PAGES 43-64]

The Honorable Paul Livingston

15. REPORT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

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a. Authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the I-77 Corridor Regional Industrial Park jointly developed with Fairfield County to include

certain property located in Richland County; the execution and delivery of a Public Infrastructure Credit Agreement to provide for public infrastructure credits to a company identified for the time being as Project Huger; and other related matters [FIRST READING] [PAGES 65-87]
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b. Authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the I-77 Corridor Regional Industrial Park jointly developed with Fairfield County to include

certain property located in Richland County; the execution and delivery of a Public Infrastructure Credit Agreement to provide for public infrastructure credits to a company identified for the time beign as Project Novel; and other related matters [FIRST READING] [PAGES 88-111]
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16. REPORT OF RULES APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

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a. NOTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS

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1. Community Relations Council - Two (2) Vacancies

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a. Kira Person [PAGES 112-113]

b. Georgia Coleman [PAGES 114-115]

c. Joseph Bernard [PAGES 116-117]

d. Lauren Taylor Wilkie [PAGES 118-125]

17. OTHER ITEMS

a. Subdivision Abandoned Paved Road Relief Program [ACTION] [PAGES 126-141]

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b. Midlands Business Leadership Group - Gateway Beautification Airport Boulevard [ACTION] [PAGES 142-156]

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18. EXECUTIVE SESSION Larry Smith,

County Attorney

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The Honorable Calvin Jackson

19. MOTION PERIOD

a. Request for matching grants funds for Senior Resources The Honorable Paul Livingston

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20. ADJOURNMENT

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Special Accommodations and Interpreter Services Citizens may be present during any of the County s meetings. If requested, the agenda and backup

materials will be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12132), as amended and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof. Any person who requires a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the public meeting may request such modification, accommodation, aid or service by contacting the Clerk of Council s office either in person at 2020 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC, by telephone at (803) 576-2061, or TDD at 803-576-2045 no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
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Richland County Council

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING February 11, 2020 Council Chambers

2020 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29204

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COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Paul Livingston, Chair; Dalhi Myers, Joyce Dickerson, Calvin Chip Jackson, Bill

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Malinowski, Jim Manning, Yvonne McBride, Chakisse Newton and Allison Terracio

OTHERS PRESENT: Michelle Onley, Kim Williams-Roberts, John Thompson, Ashiya Myers, Ashley Powell, Angela

Weathersby, Brad Farrar, James Hayes, Stacey Hamm, Judy Carter, Jeff Ruble, Tariq Hussain, Beverly Harris,

Clayton Voignier, Leonardo Brown, Larry Smith, Sandra Haynes, Ronaldo Myers, Brittney Hoyle-Terry, Michael

Niermeier, Michael Maloney, David Bertolini, Dante Roberts, Dale Welch, Christine Keefer, Jennifer Wladischkin,

Michael Byrd and Erica Wade

1. CALL TO ORDER Mr. Livingston called the meeting to order at approximately 6:00 PM.

2. INVOCATION The Invocation was led by the Honorable Calvin Jackson

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Honorable Calvin Jackson

4. PRESENTATION: Introduction of Irmo Town Council Mayor Barry Walker and Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Condom expressed their desire to collaborate with

Richland County Council on future endeavors.
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5. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

a. Special Called Meeting: December 17, 2019 Ms. Dickerson moved, seconded by Ms. McBride, to approve the minutes as submitted.

Mr. Malinowski inquired about the status of the motion regarding the change to the Horizon meeting schedule.

Ms. Roberts responded, after consultation with the Chair, it was suggested to place the motion on the Rules and Appointments agenda.

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In Favor: Walker, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

Opposed: Malinowski

The vote was in favor.

b. Zoning Public Hearing: December 17, 2019 Ms. Dickerson moved, seconded by Ms. Terracio, to

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approve the minutes as submitted.

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In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

The vote in favor was unanimous.

c. Special Called Meeting: January 7, 2020 Ms. Dickerson moved, seconded by Ms. Terracio, to approve the minutes as submitted.

In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

Present but Not Voting: Manning

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The vote in favor was unanimous.

6. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Ms. Newton requested the Report of the Rules Appointments Committee be removed from the agenda. There are additional

interviews for the Community Relations Council that need to be held prior to this item going forward.
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Mr. Smith requested to remove Item 7(b): Project Grayfield Update and add Richland County vs. Centurylink to the agenda under the Report of the

Attorney for Executive Session.
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Ms. Dickerson moved, seconded by Ms. Myers, to adopt the agenda as amended.

In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson and Livingston

Opposed: Manning

Present but Not Voting: Newton

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The vote was in favor.

7. REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS

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a. Richland County vs. SC Dept. of Revenue Update

b. Richland County vs. Centurylink Update

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8. CITIZENS INPUT

a. For Items on the Agenda Not Requiring a Public Hearing No one signed up to speak.

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9. CITIZENS INPUT

a. Must Pertain to Richland County Matters Not on the Agenda (Items for which a pubic hearing is required or a public hearing has been scheduled

cannot be addressed at this time.) Ms. Lynn Robertson, Mr. Barry Coats, Ms. Dianne Moore and Mr. Edward Blessing spoke in opposition of Fairfield County s proposed wastewater treatment facility.
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POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE Ms. Dickerson stated the County is working on obtaining information on the proposed wastewater treatment facility.

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10. REPORT OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

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a. RCSD High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative (HIDTA) Attorney Pay Increase Provided as information.

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b. Framework/Criteria to Review Requests Mr. Brown stated at the Council Retreat we discussed putting something in place to help us communicate

consistently the direction of how we handle things from the County s perspective. He gave a brief overview on how he plans to accept information, to assist Council and the stakeholders to understand how that information is shared to help us make consistent decisions. When people bring information to the Administrator, and ask for various resources, the key questions are Do they fall in line with the mission statement to provide essential services? Do they improve efficiency? Do they improve effectiveness? The surrounding questions that speak to that are: Have all key stakeholders been impacted by this decision been included and informed throughout this process? , Has the matter been voted on by Council? and Has the proposed decision been financially accounted for in the budget approved by Council or the Capital Improvement Program?
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Ms. Dickerson requested clarification on how the framework would affect Council motions/requests.

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Mr. Manning suggested Mr. Brown not using the phrase all stakeholders .

Mr. Jackson stated, for example, Council received a proposal from the Sheriff s Department in reference to some funded positions and grants that had

a timeline attached to it. He inquired if that is something that could conceivably go through the Administrator s Office, as opposed to Council, to have their questions answered.
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Mr. Brown stated it would not prohibit that from coming to Council. He is simply trying to be prepared to answer those questions.

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11. REPORT OF THE CLERK OF COUNCIL

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a. Upper Township Magistrate Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Ms. Roberts reminded Council of the Upper Township Magistrate Office s Ribbon Cutting

Ceremony on February 12th at 11:00 AM.
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12. REPORT OF THE CHAIR

a. Council Retreat Update Mr. Livingston thanked the Councilmembers and staff for a productive Council Retreat. Mr. Brown will bring back additional

follow-up/wrap up at a later date.
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13. OPEN/CLOSE PUBLIC HEARINGS

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a. Authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the I-77 Corridor Regional Industrial Park jointly developed with Fairfield County to include

certain property located in Richland County; the execution and delivery of a public infrastructure credit agreement to provide for public infrastructure credits to Huger Hospitality, LLC (formerly known under a code name as Project Kline); and other related matters No one signed up to speak.
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14. APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS

a. 19-042MA, Lenny Williams, OI to RS-MD (.4 Acres), 1221 Inland Drive, TMS R06015-01-15 [SECOND READING]

b. 19-043MA, Odell Flemming, RU to LI (2 Acres), 13081 Garners Ferry Road, TMS R39400-02-02 [SECOND READING]

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Ms. Dickerson moved, seconded by Ms. Myers, to approve the consent items.

In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

Present but Not Voting: Manning

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The vote in favor was unanimous.

15. THIRD READING ITEM

a. Authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the I-77 Corridor Regional Industrial Park jointly developed with Fairfield County to include

certain property located in Richland County; the execution and delivery of a public infrastructure credit agreement to provide for public infrastructure credits to Huger Hospitality, LLC (formerly known under a code name as Project Kline); and other related matters Mr. Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Walker, to defer this item.
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In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

Abstain: McBride

Present but Not Voting: Manning

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The vote in favor was unanimous with Ms. McBride abstaining from the vote.

16. REPORT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

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a. Authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the I-77 Corridor Regional Industrial Park jointly developed with Fairfield County to include

certain property located in Richland County; the execution and delivery of an infrastructure credit agreement to provide for infrastructure credits to Project Marion; and other related matters Mr. Jackson moved, seconded by Ms. Dickerson, to approve this item.
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In Favor: Walker, Jackson, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and McBride

Opposed: Malinowski and Newton

Abstain: Myers

The vote was in favor.

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17. REPORT OF RULES APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

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a. NOTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS

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I. Community Relations Council Two (2) Vacancies This item was withdrawn during the

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Adoption of the Agenda.

18. OTHER ITEMS

a. A Resolution to appoint and commission Kiawanna Tucker as Code Enforcement Officer for the proper security, general welfare, and convenience of

Richland County Mr. Manning moved, seconded by Ms. Myers, to approve this item.
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In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Manning, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

The vote in favor was unanimous.

b. A Resolution to appoint and commission Fabian Josue Rodriguez-Pujols as a Code Enforcement Officer for the proper security, general welfare, and

convenience of Richland County Mr. Manning moved, seconded by Ms. Myers, to approve this item.
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In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Manning, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

The vote in favor was unanimous.

c. A Resolution to appoint and commission Jamal Rashawn Clavon as a Code Enforcement Officer for

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the proper security, general welfare, and convenience of Richland County Mr. Manning moved,

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seconded by Ms. Myers, to approve this item.

In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Manning, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

The vote in favor was unanimous.

d. Change Order Millbrook Rd. CDBG-DR Ms. Myers moved, seconded by Mr. Jackson, to approve this item.

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Mr. Voignier stated the change order is relation to the Single Family Homeownership Revitalization Disaster Recovery Program. The change order is to

allow for the addition of gutters to divert water away from the existing structure.
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Mr. Malinowski inquired if this job was bid.

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Mr. Voignier stated they use fixed price bidding for Disaster Recovery projects. The bid is based on the scope of work the inspectors create. Then,

they have a list of contractors that accept the work.
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Mr. Malinowski stated, for clarification, the contractor did not come up with appraisal for the work, but someone else.

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Mr. Voignier responded in the affirmative.

Mr. Malinowski inquired if improvements to the structures are allowed to be made in these particular projects.

Mr. Voignier stated they are not.

Mr. Malinowski stated then he does not understand how gutters can be added if they were not there previously.

Mr. Voignier stated the gutters are to stabilize the home to prevent future flooding. He stated the inspectors did not take into account the pitch of

the roof to support the gutters. There is some additional work that needs to be done to block out the roofing so that it can support the gutters at the correct angle to divert water away.
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In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

Present but Not Voting: Manning

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Ms. Myers moved, seconded by Mr. Jackson, to reconsider this item.

Opposed: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

Present but Not Voting: Manning

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The motion for reconsideration failed.

19. EXECUTIVE SESSION Mr. Malinowski moved, seconded by Mr. Walker, to go into Executive Session.

In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Myers, Kennedy, Terracio, Dickerson and Livingston

Opposed: Jackson and Newton

The vote was in favor.

Council went into Executive Session at approximately 6:52 PM and came out at approximately 7:36 PM

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Mr. Manning moved, seconded by Mr. Jackson, to come out of Executive Session.

In Favor: Walker, Malinowski, McBride, Jackson, Myers, Manning, Terracio, Dickerson, Livingston and Newton

Present but Not Voting: Kennedy

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The vote in favor was unanimous.

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20. MOTION PERIOD

a. I move that Richland County staff reevaluate the sewer project methodology to potentially allow for usage based rather than flat rate fees.

[MYERS] This item was referred to the Sewer Ad Hoc Committee.
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b. I move that Richland County utilities install one plastic conduit, usable for 5G fiber, while the roads are being opened for the sewer project and

that Richland County sell long term fiber leases to telecom companies using that plastic tube to help defray the costs of the sewer network. [MYERS] This item was referred to the D S Committee.
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